NTSB Identification: SEA87LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33822.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 07, 1987 in AURORA, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-151, registration: N9232K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING CLIMBOUT AT ABOUT 500 FEET AGL FOR A TOUCH AND GO, A LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. FORCED LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED ONTO A ROUGH FIELD WHERE THE LEFT WING STRUCK A SMALL TREE. THE AIRCRAFT SPUN AROUND AND THE NOSE GEAR AND MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER FOUR EXHAUST VALVE FAILED AT THE STEM. THE TOTAL TIME ON THE ENGINE WAS BEYOND THE MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDED OVERHAUL TIME.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..NOT OBTAINED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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